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Peter Pan

In this live-action version of the famous fairy tale, Peter Pan (Jeremy Sumpter) invites Wendy (Rachel Hurd-Ward) and her younger brothers, John (Harry Newell) and Michael (Freddie Popplewell) to the magical isle of Never Land. Although it follows the familiar plot points, this adaptation does not prove as child friendly as some of the other tellings of J.M Barrie's classic story. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 113
Theater Release: 24 Dec 2003
Video Release: 03 May 2004
MPAA Rating: PG
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Peter Pan has seen many incarnations on the big screen including the Disney film, which debuted in 1953. Audiences recently got a chance to Return to Never Land in another animated movie. Older audiences may find Hook, the live action film starring Dustin Hoffman as the evil pirate and Robin Williams as a grownup Peter to be a more engaging portrayal of the story. Devotees of Harry Potter may recognize the Hook in this 2003 version as the nasty Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Home Video Extra Features

Peter Pan releases on Blu-ray on April 5, 2011.

Peter Pan releases on DVD on May 4, 2004, with the five sections following bonus extras:

-Five sections featuring 11 featurettes

-Darling House: Alternate Ending, Deleted Scenes, Me & My Shadow, In the Dog House with Nana

-Neverland Forest: Explore the Forest, Tinkerbell: Behind the Fairy Dust, I Do Believe in Fairies, and Princess Tiger Lily

-Black Castle: Enter the Castle, Learning to Fly, The Mermaids Tale, DVD-Rom

-Pirates’ Ship: Board the Pirate Ship, Through the Eyes of Captain Hook, The Pirates vs. The Lost Boys, The Lost Pirate Song

- Home Under The Ground: Dig Under the Home, The Legacy of Pan, Hosted by Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess’s Outtakes, Lost Boys on the Set!

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